I distinctly remember my first year in the newsroom. When I landed that job at our local newspaper, I had very little experience in news writing. I was an English Lit major and had just graduated. My article writing, at the time, had been limited to school newspapers, both in high school and in college. Being from a small town, I knew the opportunities to utilize my degree were limited. So, when I saw the advertisement for the position, I jumped on it, not seriously thinking I had a snowball’s chance.